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Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

Provider group concerns with House, Senate tax bills continue

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Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

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Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

Provider win: Florida appeals court says generator rule remains invalid

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Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

House tax bill foes decry potential effects on seniors' medical costs, housing

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Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.

Provider groups like Verma's new vision for Medicaid

Provider groups like Verma's new vision for Medicaid

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Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

How senior living might win — and lose — under the new tax bill

How senior living might win — and lose — under the new tax bill

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House Republicans have unveiled an ambitious plan to revamp the nation's tax code. If enacted, the measure promises to be a mixed bag for senior living operators.

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

Integrating assisted living, PACE generates good outcomes for residents, operators

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Integrating Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly into assisted living can increase attention to residents, reduce the length of hospitalizations and increase resident satisfaction, according to Peter DeGolia, M.D., CMD, medical director of McGregor PACE in Cleveland. As a result, residents who receive PACE care tend to stay in their assisted living communities longer, he added.

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

Residents' increasing acuity drives need for talks, education, data collection

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As shifting demographics and changing consumer preferences contribute to residents' increasing acuity needs in assisted living communities, it's critical to clarify with staff members what your community and they are able to do and what you and they are willing to do, Liz Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC, told those attending an educational session Tuesday at the 2017 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

Florida provider groups go back to court over generator rules

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LeadingAge Florida and Florida Argentum filed an emergency joint motion Tuesday asking an appeals court to prevent state agencies from enforcing generator rules that have a Nov. 15 compliance deadline. The action stems from disagreement over the ramifications of a state Division of Administrative Hearings decision Friday that the emergency rules "are invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority."

LeadingAge leaders share a plan for 'turbulent times'

LeadingAge leaders share a plan for 'turbulent times'

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The past year has been one of "natural disasters and political upheaval," LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan told those attending Monday's general session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. She and new Board Chairman Stephen Fleming shared a plan for the future.

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

Florida provider groups cheer generator ruling as governor promises appeal

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Organizations representing Florida assisted living and nursing home operators cheered Friday's decision by the state's Division of Administrative Hearings that invalidated two emergency rules put in motion Sept. 16 by Gov. Rick Scott. The rules had given them 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least 96 hours following a power outage.

TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will donate to disaster fund with each booth visit

TheWorxHub by Dude Solutions will donate $5 to the LeadingAge Disaster Relief Fund for every visit to its booth Monday through Wednesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans, according to the company.

Quality, consistency of food and service are keys to senior living dining success: survey

Quality, consistency of food and service are keys to senior living dining success: survey

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The quality and consistency of food and the quality and consistency of service are the biggest contributors to the success of senior living dining programs, according to the newly released results of a survey of C-level and senior executives of senior living communities

HUD accepting comments on $15 million supportive services pilot project

HUD accepting comments on $15 million supportive services pilot project

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A $15 million, three-year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development project that will test the ability of an enhanced supportive services model to help elderly residents of affordable housing properties age in place and stay out of emergency departments, hospitals and nursing homes continues to move forward.

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

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A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.

2 more associations join Florida generator rule fight

2 more associations join Florida generator rule fight

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Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in challenging an emergency rule issued Sept. 16 that gave assisted living communities in the Sunshine State 60 days to obtain generators and enough fuel to enable them "to sustain operations and maintain comfortable temperatures" for at least four days after a power outage.

Provider groups oppose Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal ACA

Provider groups oppose Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal ACA

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Two national organizations representing senior living operators came out against the Graham-Cassidy bill Tuesday. The legislation, which is expected to be voted on next week in the Senate, would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, in the process changing open-ended Medicaid funding to block grants for states.

Irma, Harvey show how senior living exemplifies 'family'

Irma, Harvey show how senior living exemplifies 'family'

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The appropriateness of this year's National Assisted Living Week theme, "Family is Forever," is evident as the senior living industry recovers from Hurricane Harvey and faces Hurricane Irma.

Senior living companies launch Harvey relief efforts as Irma looms

Senior living companies launch Harvey relief efforts as Irma looms

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As senior living providers in Florida brace for the possible effects of Hurricane Irma, operators with properties in Texas are beginning relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.

Senior living continues to respond to Harvey

Senior living continues to respond to Harvey

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Senior living organizations in Texas and elsewhere continue to respond to the needs created by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

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Four senior housing and care provider organizations have teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud and share resources that those leaders, in turn, can pass along to colleagues, residents and families.

Some days, it's best to let the music do the talking

Some days, it's best to let the music do the talking

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Glen Campbell jumped into my life two times.

New report details way to finance LTSS

New report details way to finance LTSS

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A universal, catastrophic insurance program sufficiently could finance the needs of those who need long-term services and supports, and a "managed cash" benefit design might best pay for service delivery, LeadingAge concluded in a report issued Wednesday.

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

Glen Campbell remembered; documentary to air Wednesday

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Wednesday, HLN will broadcast an encore presentation of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," the network announced hours after Campbell's death on Tuesday. The documentary has a special connection to senior living providers.

$385,000 in grants will fund workforce initiatives

$385,000 in grants will fund workforce initiatives

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Increasing the quantity and quality of the workforce serving the aging population is the ultimate goal of 17 grants totaling more than $385,000 that recently were awarded to rural LeadingAge Minnesota members.

Efforts to end ageism grow

Efforts to end ageism grow

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It wasn't even a year ago that LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan announced that LeadingAge had a new mission: to "permanently change the image of aging in our society." New efforts by that organization and others aim to accomplish that goal.

A centered approach to research on aging

A centered approach to research on aging

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Robyn Stone, DrPH, talks about a unique partnership with an ambitious agenda.

'Time to move on' from healthcare reform, or is it?

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Provider groups applauded Friday's early-morning failure of the Senate's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Some in the federal government, however, later suggested that their battle may not be over to prevent the Medicaid cuts contained in reform efforts to date.

Medicaid advocacy to continue after GOP health bill dies, provider groups say

Medicaid advocacy to continue after GOP health bill dies, provider groups say

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Advocates for aging-services providers say they'll continue their efforts to protect Medicaid funding in the wake of Monday night's collapse of Senate Republicans' effort to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Falls prevention, housing with services for older adults among HUD priorities, Carson says

Falls prevention, housing with services for older adults among HUD priorities, Carson says

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Preventing falls, maintaining health and finding new ways to ensure the availability of affordable housing for older adults are three areas of focus for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said during a luncheon keynote speech at LeadingAge Florida's annual meeting.

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Some recipients of holiday cards from New Perspective Senior Living this year are in for a special treat.